this is al jazeera america, live from new york. i am jonathan betz. searching for a motive, a shooting at a maryland mall kills three and injures five. explosions protests answers dozens killed on the third anniversary of the start of egypt's uprising. demonstrators are not backing down in ukraine. the opposition turns down an offer to join the government and says only new elections will stop the protest. saving the slave, a theater that was once a hotbed for civil rights' leaders. now, it's future is in doubt.
. a shooting inside a suburban maryland malhas killed three and hurt 5 others. two store workers were killed before the shooter shot himself. the mall had been open for about an hour this morning. now, columbia is between washington, d.c. and baltimore. mee police have not yet identified the gunman or the motive. officers say the suspect was carrying a large amount of ammunition, and they are checking for explosives. the mall remains closed as investigators search for cluess. lisa, what's the latest tonight? >> reporter: jonathan, as you say, the police remain here as they process the crime scene. they have released the names of the two victims who lost their lives so strategically this morning, 21-year-old brianna benlalo and 25-year-old tyler
johnson. they were workers here, employees of the store where the shooting took place. as you said, police have not yet identified the shooter and a little earlier today, at the press conference, they explained what's taking so long. >> three deceased including the shooter. the two deceased, there is an adult male, an adult female in their 20s. they are both employees of the store. the identity of the shooter, we don't know who that is yet. when our officers approached, he was obviously deceased, but also still -- had a large amount of ammunition still on and about him >> reporter: and they were worried about that ammunition, worried about possible explosives. so they are calling in other units here to just make sure that they can approach the body of the shooter safely, for all of the police officers who are on scene there. now, five were injured. they have been treated at a
local hospital released. one suffered a gunshot wound to the foot. the other four spearmint injured in the m in the melei trying to get out. there might have been some twisted ankles. they were not shot. the police say they won't know more until they identify the shooter. they did not get here very quickly. they said they were on scene within two minutes after those first 9-1-1 calls came pouring in. jonathan? >> lisa, moving forward, what are investigators going to be focusing on first? >> reporter: investigators say they will be here throughout the night. 24e6 secured the mallthey secur also freeing the people who had sheltered in place, who had run into hiding places and locked doors. it took hours to do that. we talked to some of those folks who were in the mall. here is what they had to say.
>> we heard the shots, and tried to get out of the mall as quickly as we could. >> you were in what floor? >> the first floor, by the food court. >> could you tell where the shots were relative to you? >> towards the sears area. >> what were your thoughts when you heard them? >> get him and get out. >> now, they are still on the crime scene this evening. they said that they will be here all the night. they will be patrolling the area to make sure no one gets into the mall, no one comes in this area and also they are pulling any surveillance tape that they might be able to find from inside this mall to see if that gives them any clues about the sequence of events that happened so tragically this morning at this mall in howard county. jonathan? >> a lot of questions without question. lisa stark live in maryland. thank you. the idea of facing a situation like this can be skatcary. security expert mike en dorn says there are things we can do to be prepared? >> the military calls mental
si simulation. you don't lie awake in fear but you stop and look at the context you are in and think what would i do if there was a fire, tornado, an aggressive person with a weapon. you are training your brain ahead of time, programming it, if you will, and research experience tells you that you will go in the right direction. >> security export michael dorndeler. >> in egypt, 29 people have died as that country marks 3s years since the beginning of its revolution. bombs went off and violence erupted between shoulders and protesters ang rety government. al jazeera's patti:hane has m e more. a nation divided. but its leaders are trying to project an i am sergeant of unity. it was three years ago that egyptians stormed the square in huge numbers, demanding the removal of a former military leader turned president.
three years later, they are back, demanding a new military leader, engineer al-sisi take the job. this is a military sanctioned and protected protest where only their supporters were allowed in, free to talk to the media. sg >> i came down today to celebrate with all of my egyptian brothers and sisters. the great revolution that was able to over power terrorism. >> that wasn't the case for those opposed to the military-backed government. the former president naftate coup, the muslim brotherhood dubbed a terrorist organization. oneplace case, police fired live ammunition into the crowd. >> the protesters were not armed, only throwing stones and bottles at the security forces. police in the past used tear gas but on this date used live
ammunition. >> to clarify, have you treated any women or children tonight? >> a few of the protesters were women. there were some children who were injured. a 10-year-old child died as a result of being shot in the head. in total, 14 people who came to a hospital for treatment were already dead. seven people died in the nearby hospital. >> reporter: dozens are dead as egyptians turn on each other and the military cracks down on dissent. three years after millions of egyptians united to demand democracy, the country is now clearly and violently divided. patty colhain, al jazeera . another report later in the program of a recap of what's changed. i spoke about egypt's revolution, with a profess orb of the author of arab uprising, what everyone needs to know. he says it's too early to judge if the revolution was actually a success. >> it's actually hard to say
what's going on at the present time. on the one hand, knowledge, the muslim brotherhood government failed in many ways. it was increasingly authoritarian. it was inept and incompetent in dealing with economic issues and security issues. on the other hand, however, it was an elected government, the first popularly elected president of egypt. on the other hand, was up against a state-backed -- would not budge. it was up against a jured issue area, up against a security services, up against the army. alleyway they pushed those services would push back. and so, therefore, the sporters of the brotherhood would say th there never really was a revolution. we were trying to push forward this revolutionary process and had to move backwards simply because of the way the state was protecting its privileges. >> today is the 28th day of i am prisonment for three of our al jazeera colleagues in egypt.
they are being held without charges. today, we got a letter from correspondent peter grista on their conditions inside the prison. he says, quote, i am nervous as i write this. i have been lovcked in myc cell 24 hours a day for the past 10 days. both spend days in mom mosquitos infifties cell with no books writing materials to break the tedium. they say our rest and dotted he knew sends a message to all journalists covering egypt. the state will not tolerate hearing from the muslim brotherhood or any other critical invoices, but our freedom and more importantly the freedom of the press will not come without loud sustained pressure from human rights and civil society groups. protests in ukraine are spreading in kiev and other cities. president yanakovich offered big concessions including top government jobs. >> has done nothing to slow the violence. jennifer glass is live for us in kiev.
so, jennifer, what's happening tonight? >> reporter: jong than, as we speak, thousands of protesters here in kiev, just about a block away, are trying to take over ukraine house. it's a -- used to be the lenin museum here, a big ihibition hall. they were concerned that the government was putting the dreaded rapt police, that there were hundreds of them massing there,iot police, that there were hundreds of them massing there, that is between this protest here on index square behind me and just a block over on the road to pardon mer parliament, i am now hearing explosions or gunshots as those people take over that building. it has been an extraordinary political day in ukraine. the president offered big concessions to the opposition, including the position of prime minister. three opposition leaders turned that down saying they have the power of the people behind them.
they told the people to expand their civil unrest, to expand their spheres of influence, areas of democracy, as they call them, to take more area, stands their ground. >> probably is why we see demonstrators tonight taking over the ukraine house just about a block away from me, jonathan. >> jennifer, you mentioned the big concessions the president has offered. why has that not satisfied the protesters there? >> reporter: well, as one opposition leader put it, we don't trust president anakovich. he has promised us things before, and he has failed to give them to us. right now, they feel that they have the momentum. protests are spreading across the country in many of the regions, both east and west. now, the east is yanakovich's stronghold. the wests leans more toward europe and they support the opposition but chat with opposition is demanding is early
presidential e elections, sometime later this year. they also want a repeal of those repressive laws that were passed last week and went into effect this week that essentially criminalized freedom of expression, many forms of protests here the president had offered to reconsider those laws, but he wanted to do it through parliament. the obviopposition say while th accept what the president said, they want much, much more, and they will continue negotiations. >> so jennifer, has the president given any indication that he might step down or at least call early elections as so many there want? >> reporter: that for him as so far been a demand too far. he has moved an awful lot in a week, jonathan. a week ago, sitting down with the opposition would have been unthinkable. he signed into law those
measures really without any thought of the protesters here he has been ignoring these protesters for two months. it was only on sunday when the protests turned violent that he actually agreed to sit down with the opposition. i don't think he ever imagined a week later he would be offering the opposition the prime ministership. >> a lot of concessions there, without question. still a lot of anger, jennifer glass leitch in kiev, thank you. after three years of civil war in syria, peace talks are happening in geneva this weekend. conference has mainly focused on human mainr mantarian i recognize. it's the one topic the syrian government and opinion jury have agreed to discuss so far. nick schifrin has that story. >> the mediator of these talks admits he hasn't accomplished much. he says he feels even the half steps he is making can help the people of syria who need the assistance so sdparlt. the two sides have spoke around a u-shaped table about three hours. they are not talking to each other. they only talk to the mediator. >> we are in a room like this.
i am in the, you know, blank like this and it one is on the left, the other is on the right and they face one another and they talk to one another. no, they tack threw me one another. i think it's a good beginning >> reporter: a good beginning because brahimi is hoping to create humanitarian corridors. there are many without basic necessary at this, without food, without water, especially in the besieged city of holmes. the coalition is putting pressure on the government to alleviate their suffering. >> there are areas of syria that haven't seen any food and medicine for the last eight months. people are eating, you know, grass and eating a lot of things, animals like cats and dogs. and that is not acceptable today. >> if the two sides can agree on local humanitarian issues, the u.n. is hoping that builds trust to discuss long-term peace. >> though peace talks are underway, violence is still affecting syrians every day.
activists from aleppo uploaded amateur video that they say shows a young child being rescued from a pile of rubble. the toddler was buried after airstrikes. following the rescue, he appeared to be unharmed. al jazeera, though, cannot independently verify that video. stay with us. another national retailer says its been hacked. thousands of customers of michael's may have had their personal information stolen. still ahead. plus trying to make electronic currency mainstream. we will take you inside the bit coin conference in miami. next.
yet another retail chain may have fallen victim to hacking. thousands of customers who recently shopped at the nation's largest craft store chain, michaels, may have had their accounts compromised. in a statement, the company's chief executive said we are taking aggressive action to determine tate and scope of the issue. we believe it is in the best interest of our customers to alert them to this potential issue so they can take steps to
product themselves. michael's is the latest in a string of store hackings, following neiman marcus and 100 million target customers were also compromised. some say a more securie way to shop may be bitcoin. it is gaining traction online and nevin stores. more than 500 people are trying to make the currency mainstream. tasha has more >> reporter: one thing is very evident here. b bitcoin is becoming big business. this bitcoin atm is being pitched here there is all of this bitcoin mem rorabilimemora in a few months, something called a bitcoin indicia is here to accelerate the use of the digital currency. customers can pay for a glass of wine or a plate of nachos. at latin house burger and taco
grill, owner michel seminal sez says his restaurant is the first in the southeastern united states to accept it. >> the infancy of something that is going to pretty much change the world of how we think of finance. >> he says if other businesses follow the money, they will quickly see how using bit coin instead of credit cards can increase profit. bitcoin is like cash. there are no processing fees or chargebacks. meaning at that customer can't run up a 500 tab and call their credit card company to complain about the food and stop payment. >> we save anywhere fromfreetree 3 toss 5% accepting bit coynes >> reporter: how does it benefit the consume officer tony galipi founded bit pay, the s k sacramento kings and word pace. at a time exists to make it easier for businesses to accept bitcoin. >> with bitcoins, you are never going to be a victim of identity thefts. you don't have to provide your identity to make a purchase.
>> despite what critics say about bitcoin, there seems to be a growing agreeable wave of acceptance. there are 12 billion. the price fluctuates. there are $10,000,000,000 worth of bit coyne in the worcoin in dozens gather for meet-ups such as this one. that's where we caught up with charles evans, a finance instructor at florida atlantic university and one of the organizers of miami international bitcoin. to the skeptics who call this a bubble and gone as far as calling it a ponzy scheme. he says, remember what they said about the internet in 1996? bitcoin is going to be that transformative. >> it's a piece of software that runs on millions of people's computers and the only way to shut it down is to turn off the internet. >> if you are wonder why miami is becoming an epicenter for bitcoin, it's about geography. as a gateway to latidge america where fewer people have access to bank accounts, bitcoin could
help open up another avenue for people to spend and receive money. all they need is a smartpho. >> a year ago, one bitcoin was worth $13. today, more than $800. it's this fluctuation that has some critics asking if this is a finance, gamble. people here are betting that it's not? >> natasha ginane, miami beach. >> it's becoming more popular but it can be confusing. how is it regulated? where are bitcoins stored? jake ward explains. >> the thick about the money that you and i spend every day is it's regulated by a central bank which prints a certain amount to regulate the value and the flow of it through society. but with bitcoins, there is no central bank. it, instead uses a peer to peer network which moves the money directly between people. bitcoins are not printed in the way you can endlessly print money. every 10 minutes a computer does a complex piece of math that
mines a bit coyne, creates it from nothing, using just math. and all across the system, laptops are constantly working up the new math and printing new bitcoins, creating them out of nothing. but there will only ever be 21 million bitcoins in total, a finite number, which helps regulate the value. when you want to move bitcoins in and out of the real world, you go do what are called ex changes and you can buy a dollar, yoeuros, yen and all kis of products with bitcoins directly, gun parts, flowers, software, gold, and in the end, when you buy something, it generates a receipt that becomes part of what's known as a blocked chain. the block chain is a public record of all transactions that are being done on bitcoin and every computer across the network has a record of that block chain, a perfect copy of the receipt, the purchase that you made so that all participants can be checking the transactions against one another so they can't be faked or
reversed. now, in the end, you have to be responsible for your own bitcoins. using what's known as a wallet, a virtual piece of -- basically a file that keeps your bitcoins specific to you using what's known as a private key, a code that uniquely identifies you're right to spend these bitcoins. and if you lose that wallet, you are out of luck. the money is absolutely gone in the same way that losing your cash wallet would be gone. it feels like this is a totally imaginary thing, just people agreeing that something has value. but the truth of the matter is that bitcoins and the dollar operate on the same principal. it's just that the dollar is a lot older. it's a little bit fancier in its physical presentation and it has a long and stored tradition of a government backing it and promising to reward something. bitcoin is just people agreeing that something is worth a certain amount of money. >> that's the he knessence of t system we are looking at here. >> got it. we have heard about people out of work and cannot find a job. some companies do have openings,
just no americans to fill them. the white house says the u.s. needs more to stay competitive. a new approach to teaching science could make that happen. >> this is what i want you to do. >> bob beakner teaches introductory physics in a classroom he designed, himself. he calls it a flipped classroom. think of it as higher ed turned on its head. no more lectures. students learn the facts outside of class. in class, students work on problems in teams of three. >> i knew they would learn a lot better if they could good hands-on experience. you can see how excited they get. >> it's different than normal classes like my chemistry class last summer, just took notes all day and now, i am at home taking notes trying to figure out how to do the work in class.
>> the professor has been perfecting the first flipped classroom and like a saintistly, collecting data along the way more than 16,000 students over five years. he raised the academic standards, the failure rate was 1 third of what it had been. five times lower for women, 4 tim timeslorn for mine ort at this. center is recorder. left presenter right is skeptic. >> beakner went after the heart of higher education, the lecture class. >> nice try. >> featuring his flipped classroom to other professors in the field. >> i am a physicist. i have a new understanding of the meaning of i knower that from this process of trying to get these ideas out. it is hard to make changes. there are egos involved. i would give a talk and at the end of the talk, a faculty member would raise his hand and say after you get done playing these games, when do you teach physics? >> right that in your neighbor's
notes so that they will have something to study from. you might want to summarize what we did and explain why we did it. >> it requires a philosophical change. what, you know, should go on in the clooassroom? is the role of a teacher to depend, transmit information? well, that was true, you know, 15 years ago before there was google. but now, i can pull out my cell phone and find, you know, something more up-to-date than what the lecturer is talking about. >> i like how it's not the typical, like, lecture. i do really bad in lecture halls. so, i like being able to ask whoever is around me. it's easier. >> beakner's formula for spanks is as much psychology as it is physics. each has a strong student and each table has one superior student. to motive aft the best students, teams are rewarded with extra points if they average above an 80 on a test.
to motivate the laysiest students, teams draw up contracts allowing them to fire a teammate for slacking, leaving the fired student to do all of the work solo. >> we have only had two or three people get fired in the 17 or 18 years we have been doing this. so, it works really well. the nice thing about it is, it's on the students to manage all of that. >> when you have a bunch of people contributing it, you are more likely to actually grasp it because you are asking questions. you are trying to figure out. and if you don't understand, you can ask them. instead of someone talking at you. >> reporter: after years with little success winning converts, beakner's flipped classrooms have taken hold and are now sweeping the country. more than 250 colleges and universities now use the flipped classrooms, including mit. the spread of these flipped classrooms may go a long way towards producing the science and technology graduates the economy so desperately needs. >> our adama reporting there.
the white house is pushing for a million more graduates in those fields over the next decade. still ahead, going for gold, olympians need green. competing costs money. what athletes are doing to pay the bills. plus speaking of money, the number 1 offense versus the number 1 defense of super both 48. the previous big game between the broncos and seahawks in just a bit. did he have
people of our time. >> our journalists are the best journalists in the world. >> she's the first female executive editor of the new york times. >> there's no question that the editorial stance is a liberal point of view. >> the head of the paper of record goes on the record with talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. the president offered substantial concessions to anti-government protesters today but the response was a resounding no. opposition loaders say they will continue to work with the government but encouraged protesters top continue. 29 people very many died since as egypt marks the beginning of its revolution. several bombs went off in suez.
a lot has changed since the start of egypt's revolution three years ago. mike hanna has an overview of what's happened >> reporter: another round of voting and another reverender on another constitution. he job descriptions again going to the polls this month in a democratic process that has been overshadowed by political division and violence. three years since the popular revolution that brought down hosni mubarak. it was a promise in which was egypt's firststrum democratic election. bringing to power the muslim brotherhood. it's dominance cemented when mohamed morsi was each elected. >> no institution. no authority normally non-can be above this will, the will of you, your will.
you are the souls of the power. the nation is the source of the power. the nation is the one to decide. and the nation is the one to give unity and the nation is the one to appoint and hire and the nation is the one to fire. >> a fleeting display of unity in urging the militarity to cede power to the elected civilian government. it is within parlorpal itself that unity was proved an illusion. the largely secular opposition increasingly insistent. the muslim brotherhood was pressing its agenda and the new constitution it proposed. once again, rival groups took to the streets as opposition to the government intensified in the wake of executive decisions by mohamed morsi that his many critics said were intended to cement the power of his organization at the expense of the people. is the military emerged from the sidelines, dissolving the
government and arresting the mohamed morsi and most of his organizations' leaders insisting the action was taken in consultation with moderate political forces. >> the will of the egyptian people governors us. we respect it and o protect it. sentiments by the civilian interim president the military put in power. >> the training of justice and national reconciliation will include all egyptians. >> regardless of their background, we have invited all institutions of the state to work together to achieve peace for all egyptians. >> attempts at protest were forcibly crushed. the muslim brotherhood declared a banned organization yet again and highlighting this extraordinary sequence of events, two past prp presidents facing legal proceedings at the
same time. the interim government says democracy can only be realized in a secure atmosphere. and undemocratic licenses ranging from a ban on unlicensed demonstrations and those defying dissidents. just under 20 million citizens voted in favor of a new constitution, a vote the interim government interprets as an endorsement. but no assurance that the ballot box will be the sole means of securing power in the future and no guarantee that the military will again return to its baracks. mike hanna, al jazeera. the ink on south sudan's cease fire agreement had barely time to dry before one side was accused of breaking it. the deal called for a pause in fighting but the government says its soldiers were coming under fire although it's unclear who is behind those attacks.
>> early today my colleague spoke to brad and kim campbell, the two american missionaries who had to leave 10 orphans behind in south sudan. she asked about their work in the troubled nation and about their feelings after leaving. >> i think we were hoping to do so much more. we always dream big and hope large, but we have been able to accomplish a few things that we would not have been able to do had we still been at the u.n. compound. so, it has been very difficult knowing the conditional our children and our staff were in, but by and large, i think it's okay that we came out and did what we needed to do. >> do you have any plans to return to south 1udan? >> we are hoping to return. it would be great to get back to malakal. there is an opportunity here to start some things from the beginning again.
hopefully, you don't have a whole lot more opportunities like this. but there is an opportunity to really start over, and it would be great to participate in that building from the ground, up. >> the interim president of the central african repuckblic has named a new prime minister to build an interim government in that war-torn country. meanwhile, soldiers watched over looters. grou troops are trying to restore calm, more than a thousand people died between rebel, christian and muslim groups. united nations said it could escalate into genocide. 15 people were killed in a series of bombings across iraq, one of the deadliest attacks killed a shoulder, his wife and 4 -- a sold and his wife and four children. three were killed in a car bomb by their homes. in the capitol, six people were killed by two bombs in shopping areas. the afghan president repeated his refusal today to sign a security deal with the
united states. hamad karzi insisted american soldiers should leave unless the u.s. restarts peace talks. he said they are critical to afghanistan's future and demanded the u.s. end military prices afghan homes and villages, including drone strikes. >> this relationship which beenfits them cannot come at the cost of the lives of the people of afghanistan. >> it can't come at the cost of the lives of the women and children of afghanistan. we want peace and security for the people of afghanistan. would you tell ussed that, it is better they leave and afghanistan determine its own future. >> there are 38,000 u.s. troops in that country. >> rescuers covered two bodies from a burned nursing home that brings the total to 10, 22 others are missing. the search is being slowed down by freezing temperatures.
the wreckage is covered in up to two feet of ice. >> is. >> teams have brought in equipment normally used to de-ice ships. >> a mud slide in northwestern argentina t heavy ranges triggered a landslide thursday night, caused a river to also burst its basics, soil and water rushed through villages and pushed huge boulders into roads, vehicles and houses, authorities evacuated 600 people from their homes. more casualties are expected. >> french president francois is breaking up with his first lady, his companion of essentially years has moved to a paris apartment belonging to the president. two weeks ago, a tabloid reported alan was having an affair with an actress. a small new york theater that was once a hot bed for civil rights leaders is locked in a tug of war for its future. kaelynn ford has more on that >> reporter: for more than a
decade, this smallnator brooklyn was a place for big ideas, including those of the late civil rights leader, stokley carmichael? >> the press would have you believe most people struggle after they get tired, they sit down. but the slave is a testimony to the lie of this statement. most of the people have decades of constant struggle bind them -- behind them. >> that's what is important about the slave theater, one of the few public institutions where we can have dialogue with one another. >> the theater was the brain child of judge john phillips, 79 -year-old clarence hardy has been its caretaker for 19 years. >> it's basically like the black people as a whole, people, we don't know each other. we have to start out with ourself. and that's what the slave theater was designed for. >> we had heroes them then. mostly all movies was, you know, all white heroes and we come
here and they show you movies that showed you the black heroes. >> phillips opened the theatre in 1984, calling at a time slave so that no someone one would forget their struggle. it hosted its last performance in 1988. following his death in 2008, the theater became locked in a bitter ownership battle. developer it yosi aerial bought the property for $2.1 million last year. slarnings and his son, omar say the sale was illegal and have vowed to fight. they have come to this community radio station to ask for help. >> welcome to the mission, ladies and gentlemen: our mission. >> other groups say it's time to work with the developers the property changed hands in 2013. and i don't think the fwafrningz would have made at that deal if there had been liens or anything kind of things like that. >> our interest isbanks would have made at that deal if there had been liens or anything kind of things like that. >> our interest is in restoring theater to the site. >> for many here, it's about restoring more than a theater. >> it's been a place where community organizers can meet.
it's a place where civil rights act visits have spoken. it's been a place where, you know, several playwright did, historical black playwrights have been a part of. >> oma said his community needs the slave now more than ever? >> as far as being a young black man, you know, just under attack and on top of that, we are sleeping. knowledge, i am talking about, you know. we don't -- we don't know. >> knowledge the hardies hope will once again find a home at "the slave." kaelyn forde, al jazeera, new york. >> time for sports here frankly cannot believe the super bowl is a weeks away? >> if you are rebecca stevens, she is cheering foreseehawks. is it super baum sunday? 110 million fans are expected today watch the big game including jonathan betz. both teams are flying into new jersey tomorrow as they prep for super bowl xlviii. broncos favored by two points. it's the best offense versus the best defense. something has got to give.
fake to the end again. touchdown. it's the highest scoring offense in the league in the denver broncos versus the nu-1 defense in the seattle seahawks led by richard sherman and their legion of doom secondary. >> this game is over. >> you use manning and brady, you are talking about a couple of the greatest passers whoever played this game in great systems that recognize how to utilize their talent to its f l fullest and the best way to be has to let them throw the ball all over the yard. they could win championships doing it. >> manning will try to cap off a record-setting season. he has a chance to be the first quarterback to lead two different teams to super ball titles. >> there is one game to play. i think we will enjoy this. you have to take time to savor the moment. i know i will. >> the broncos will make their
7th super bowl appearance but the first for future hall of famer champ daily. he will get to play on the biggest stage. >> starting with the head coach, he has made us understand the moment and taking advanceage of them. i think with his attitude coming back, we pounds a way to win and keep going, and, you know, that really goes to credit him because he made sure we are prepared for things like this. >> for the second time in franchise history, the seattle seahawks are appearing but they are searching for the first lombardi trophy. seattle does not have a single player on their roster with any super bowl experience. >> we have a good team of guys here i have been to a lot of bowl games and, you know, it's kind of seems very similar, you know, we will be there for a week, kind of like it is so our guys that have been through this in the past, years past, kind of feel like we have been there beforend that kind of stuff. not the super bowl but the event leading up to a big game. we seem fortable with that.
>> seattle has to find a way to pressure peyton manning who has yet to be sacked in two post-season games and weather could be a major factor for super bowl xlviii. wintry conditions could derail the broncots high knife flyingons and the seattle x may run with march russilynch. >> in to the touchdown. >>. >> ticket prices are dropping. the cheapest ticket is around $1,800, which is $400 cheaper than a ticket at this time last year and $800 cheaper than two years ago. so, weather playing a major factor. >> are you sure it's weather? >> yeah. >> i can't think the super bowl is not sold out. >> they are reselling the tickets you can still go. get your tickets now. thanks, ross. it's not just the super bowl. winter olympics are ahead, beginning two weeks from today. making it to the olympics takes hard work, talent, luck and a
lot of money. paul began shows what some u.s. hopefels are doing to pay the bills. >> this is the view from snowboard cross racer nick airdorf's helmet as he trains photo lim picks. to do this, flying down a frozenop obstacle course, you need to be a certain kind of person. >> i need to cover my equipment, my travel, coach fees, program fees, food. it adds up quick. >> 35 grand to train for sochi. deardorf says he needs more than help from his parents and savings from comerconstruction jobs. he turned to the crowd funding website gofundme.com. >> the hardest part was putting myself out there? >> that means asking everyone he knows, family, friends, as well as perfect strangers for money. but it's paid off.
deardorf has raced $15,000 and counti counting mark uric is an am pew tee ski racer. but needing one ski doesn't reduce his costs. >> skiing is $5,000. outriggers, $600. a boot, a thousand dollars. to be am member of the team is $4,000 a year. then races are anywhere from a thousand to 1500 per race. >> something to drink, sir? >> he tends bar to cover part of his training tab, but hoping to spend more time on the mountain, he also told his story on gofundme.com and raised more than $2,000. >> people can buy you a helmet or a new pair of skis. >> right. you can set up a wish list. i put my team and you can itemize it out. >> if he rates as well next week in aspen, he could qualify for the paralimpics in march. deardorf didn't make the u.s. team but he is aiming for the 2018 games in korea and crowd
funding is helping keep his spirits high. >> it's amazing that i have had that many people that want to help me out and support my dreams and make it easier for me to keep doing this. >> i can't believe it. >> yurich who has been skiing three years says crowd funding does more than help cover his costs. >> it has come through in a pinch. i want to go to korea in 2018. i want to bring home a gold medal, at least one if not all of them. >> the generosity of strangers and tools of the information age hoping to help keep olympic hopes alive. paul beban, winter don ver. a winter wonder lim, jim hooley is there? >> in colorado, they are having fun with tools like this, too. we will tell you what's happening here in breckin ridge at the international snow sculpting commission and the winnin
for some, it's been a brutal winter, but the town of brec breckenrid breckenridge, colorado is creating a winter wonderland, the snow sculpt temperatuure ch. i am dying to know: do we have a winner yet? >> yes, we do, jonathan. we will have more on that in just a moment. but take a look at some of the tools. this is what they take to win competitions like in breckenridge in the frigid cold. some of the work is on display for us right here behind us
right now. thousands of people coming through here today. it's been an incredible competition. over the past couple of days really for the past week, some of the teams, 16 teams from 12 countries all around the world working day and night to get the work done at 10:30 this morning, they were going to wrap things up. each team having their own design and their their very own theme as well. >> they have spent the last five days scraping and sanding, cutting and carving creations into the snow. >> the sea serpent has a lot of scales. >> team lithuania is designing an environmental message. >> because of human intervention as far as just disappear. >> finland's art is inspired by their homeland? >> it's called the northern star and it represents the different phases of "the sun" in north. >> the russians have an olympic theme. team wisconsin skull tour will end up being a butterfly, a monarch butterfly travels, you
know, probably the farthest of any migratory insect or an mal. >> these master pieces begin like this. a giant 12-foot high block of frozen snow weighing 20 tons. one of the standouts among the competitors is tom day, a snow sculpting veteran. ? >> not my first rodeo. 19 years worth of them. it's beendrate great. >> they call it winter fun? >> i have a dog that's running down the hill with his father and son on the enttube. >> here is the king eng, the rules dictate all of this must be done by hand. >> no mechanical, no power tools at all. everything has to be hand. >> so to stay within the guidelines, these artists have come up with an arsenal of gerry-rig con trappings? >> this is a trowel that we put a nailer plate for a truss on it. tions?
>> this is a trowel that we put a nailer plate for a truss on it. we use it as a snows scraper. it will sand snow like you wouldn't believe. >> the teams have worked through the night under the glare of spot lights, racing the clock to meet the weekend deadline? >> it's a blast. it's a matter of pacing yourself physically and not getting too exhausted? >> i was supposed to be snowboarding. i said screw snowboarding. this is more impressive than snowboarding. look at it. >> it's like an improvisation like in jazz. >> this art will not last forever. these sculpt tours remain in place for one week. here is one of the tools. this is an amaidsing saw. a cut-off shovel down on this end and the big saw to cut through the ice. an amazing tool, improvised at the snow consultmenting competition. bronze going to team wisconsins, u.s.a. team wisconsin, silver won by team germany and first
place honors here go to the home town team, jonathan. >> that's right. team breckenridge walking away with the top honors here in breckenridge today. >> great to hear. impressive. they all do it by hand. thanks, jim. that's probably the one place they don't mind this bitterly cold weather? >> that's the one place that's not get can hammered with it over and over. minnesota, over towards michigan, you are getting some seriously cold weather. wind chills that are difficult to take. technically, we get these once in a while in our wintertime but we keep getting them hit after hit. another one on the way. we look at temperatures now, it's only five for minneapolis and a baumy 51 billings, 53 for denver but look at new york sitting at 25 and only 13 for chicago. now, as we go into the temperatures that we are going to start experiencing overnight tonight, one of the coldest areas will be in the northern plain states, especially in the canadian border, fargon around
1, minneapolis zero, home had a 28, the coldest season from december 1st to january 21st, both international falls and duluth, right now, you have the third-coldest on your record t that could easily go up to two because the temperatures are so close. now, let's look at snow totals. for the amount for january we have received, detroit and toledo have now tied their record amount of snowfall. here is what we are expecting the arctic blast to occur again, sunday, back to the northern plains monday sliding farther south to the southeast and either farther east even as we get into tuesday. go ahead rid for the single digits and wind chillswell below zero. when you wake up sunday morning, it will be 21 below for minneapolis, 10 degrees for chica chicago. tears temperatures will be mind for the west coast but the cold air will work to the east. we will get colder and colder as
we get through monday and tuesday morning. we are expecting single digit lows as we get to new york for tuesday morning. >> yeah. here we go again. thanks, rebecca. history is being made today at england's canterbury cathedral. ♪ listen to this. for the first time, a girls choir is performing there. historically the cathedral singers have been men or boys. the archbishop decided it was time to break tradition that lasted over a thousand years. we will be back in an hour with more news, but headlines are up at this very quick break. >> every sunday night aljazeera america presents extraodinary films from the world's top documetary directors. >> it's the world's most powerful financial institution. >> i think we're mysterious to people. >> what really goes on behind closed doors?
himself. they have not identified the gun men and have not yet revealed a motive. officers say the suspect was carrying a large amount of ammunition and they are now checking for explosives. ukraine's president offered substantial concessions to anti-government protesters today, but the response was a resounding "no." opinion jury leaders s say -- opposition leaders say they will continue to work with government but encourage protest orders to keep it up and the protests are expanding. 29 people have died as egypt marks three years since the beginning of its revolution. several bombs went off in cairo and suez. violence e vuptd across the country between soldiers and anti-government protesters. yet another retail chain may have fallen victim to hacking. thousands of customers who recently shopped at the nation's largest craft shotore chain michaels may have had their accounts compromised. a chief executive said we are taking aggressive action to determine the nature and scope of the issue. we believe it is in the best interest of our customers to
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